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Mathematical and Metaphysical Explanation - II Explanation, Grounding and Dependance

 Joint IUSS/IHPST Workshop

December 14-16, 2017

University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia -
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The second joint workshop on Mathematical and Metaphysical Explanation organized by IUSS Pavia and IHPST Paris will be held at IUSS on December, 14-16, 2017. The twin workshops aim at building a bridge between mathematical and metaphysical explanation, paving the way for unexplored and fruitful future directions of research.
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Thursday December 14

Chair: Francesca Boccuni (San Raffaele University)

Tuomas E. Tahko (University of Helsinki)

The Tracking View of Mathematical Explanation

Matteo Plebani
 (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Metaphysical dependence, the nature of mathematical objects and the indispensability argument.

Coffee Break

Pieranna Garavaso
 (University of Minnesota, Morris)
Frege's explanation of the applicability of mathematics

Friday, December 15

Chair: Francesca Poggiolesi (IHPST, CNRS Paris 1)

Andrea Sereni (IUSS Pavia)
Neo-Logicism with(out) Grounding

Robert Schwartzkopff
 (University of Hamburg)
Hume’s Principle ReRevisited: A Bootstrapper’s Guide through the Hierarchy

Lunch break

Chair: Matteo Plebani (University of Santiago de Compostela)

Jon Litland
 (University of Texas, Austin)
Ways of Ground

Francesca Poggiolesi (IHPST, CNRS Paris 1)
On using the account for the notion of complete and immediate grounding to characterize non-causal explanations

Coffee Break

Naomi Thompson (University of Southampton & University of Gothenburg)
Explanation and Structure

Saturday, December 16

Chair: Marco Panza

Massimiliano Carrara (University of Padua), Ciro De Florio (Catholic University of Milan)
Identity and Conceptual Grounding

Øystein Linnebo (University of Oslo)
Abstraction and grounding


Organized by:
F. Poggiolesi (IHPST, Paris)
A. Sereni (IUSS, Pavia)

Workshop venue:
Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia
Palazzo del Broletto
Piazza della Vittoria, 15
27100, Pavia

Room: Sala del Camino, 3rd floor

Registration: Attendance is free, everyone is welcome.

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